Castilla Termal Monastery of Valbuena *****
Situated at the heart of Ribera del Duero, the hotel Castilla Termal Monastery of Valbuena – the first spa with 5 stars status in Castilla y León – is located in one the best preserved Cistercian monastery of the 12th century in Europe. Become in an exclusive touristic complex, in the Golden Mile (Milla de Oro) of the Ribera del Duero, the Monastery of Santa María de Valbuena provides 79 rooms, all of them of high quality and has more than 18,000 square metres constructed.
The spa area exceeds the 2,000 square metres, with 16 treatment rooms, several thermal pools, water contrast circuit and a children pool.
There are function rooms for events with capacity of up to 200 people, a children's area, fitness centre, organic vegetable garden, spice garden and grounds with 4.5 hectares of own vineyard.
The Hotel rounds off its facilities with a wide range of catering outlets, made up of the à-la-carte Restaurant "Converso", whose kitchen fuses dishes of traditional and modern cuisine using first-quality products from the zone and its own organic vegetable garden, the Cafeteria "La Cilla" with terrace and "La Bodega de los Monjes" where it is possible to enjoy the best D.O. wines or enjoy its menu of light dishes.
Further, the Monastery will continue to house the headquarters of the "Ages of Man Foundation", which is going to have a new site for its religious art workshops in a building of 600 m² integrated into the landscape and facing the River Duero (the Douro).
The particular properties of the waters of this establishment, together with its unique architecture and the culture, history and charm of its spaces make it into something different to offer the tourist. In addition, its special location also offers the possibility of multiple activities in the surroundings.